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Boulder, state selected for program to promote high-quality jobs

BOULDER — The city of Boulder and the state of Colorado have been selected to participate in the second phase of Results for America’s Good Jobs & Equity Project, a program to promote high-quality jobs.

The initiative — backed by the New York-based Families and Workers Fund — will help 12 jurisdictions implement innovative job-quality strategies that promote economic mobility and strengthen local economies, according to a press release.

“We are excited about this opportunity as the City of Boulder is committed to providing equitable access to high-quality jobs,” Boulder city manager Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde said in a prepared statement. “Participation in the Good Jobs & Equity Project will provide access to resources to further the city’s ongoing efforts to improve recruitment, retention and the diversity of its workforce.”

The Good Jobs & Equity Project seeks to rethink what makes a good job and equitable employment.

“For decades, governments have focused mostly on the quantity of jobs created, not the quality of those jobs. But that is changing — these 12 communities are taking steps to lift wages, improve benefits, provide stable schedules, and ensure voice, dignity and purpose,” said Michele Jolin, CEO and co-founder of Results for America. “We look forward to helping leaders use evidence-based strategies to create high-quality jobs for their residents and build more vibrant and sustainable communities for all.”

Selected jurisdictions include:

  • City of Atlanta.
  • Baltimore County, Maryland.
  • City of Boulder.
  • Clark County, Nevada.
  • State of Colorado.
  • City of Durham, North Carolina.
  • Hillsborough County, Florida.
  • King County, Washington.
  • Los Angeles County.
  • City of Philadelphia.
  • City of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Washington County, Oregon. 

Jurisdictions will receive tools, resources and skills needed to build and use evidence and data to create high-quality jobs, including focuses on procurement, human-resource practices, policy and empowerment.

Source: BizWest